Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Deviled Eggs

Deviled-EggsI have a confession to make. I grew up detesting deviled eggs. Sad, but true. The idea of anything deviled sounded awful to mini me (particularly deviled ham). Fortunately, my husband loves deviled eggs (and quite possibly deviled ham. I can’t even talk about it.) and ordered the sublime version served at Blue Smoke in Manhattan. I promptly stole one, and it was everything I love about eggs and more. Curry! Spice! Tarragon-y tanginess! So, now I am happily addicted to deviled eggs. They pair perfectly with a cold martini (What doesn’t, really?), and they’re packed with protein, making them the perfect appetizer. Chefs are putting their own unique spins on ’em, incorporating ingredients from caviar to truffles — and everything in between. Find out what OpenTable diners are saying about these tasty treats. 

Beatrix, Chicago, Illinois:The potato salad deviled eggs were great.”

* Bistro St. Michaels, Saint Michaels, Maryland: “Some appetizers are unique, especially the deviled eggs with pork belly.”

Ebbitt Room, Cape May, New Jersey: “Trio of deviled eggs appetizer was also fabulous. Quite unique.”

The Farm Cafe, Portland, Oregon: “The salads were all good as were the deviled eggs with smoked trout and lamb bacon.”

The Farmers’ Cabinet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “My personal favorites were the cheese plate, the duck deviled eggs, and the scallops.”

La Pulperia, New York, New York: “They have a deviled egg dish that was so good I ordered another one. It has tuna tartar, jalapeno sauce, egg, and cucumber. Sooo good:).”

Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee: “Ate at the restaurant three times in three days and loved it each time. Best deviled eggs I’ve ever had (twice).”

Merchant’s Restaurant, Nasvhille, Tennessee: “The deviled eggs were set atop a local-made bread and butter pickle instead of having it mixed into the filling. It was a welcome changed to the standard egg.”

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Tweet of the Week: A Special Request for a Special Second Anniversary Celebration

Diner Michael Pellet recently celebrated his second anniversary with his wife at Washington, D.C.’s 701 Restaurant. When booking through OpenTable, he indicated exactly that in the Special Request for the Maitre D. The wonderful hospitality pros at 701 took note and presented the couple with some Champagne. (Insert a collective “AWWW!” here.) Happy anniversary to the Pellets. And, kudos to the staff at 701 for making their celebration all the more special with this generous gesture.


The James Beard Foundation Welcomes OpenTable as House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions for Prestigious Culinary Arts Organization

JBHWe are proud to announce that OpenTable has become the House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions for the James Beard Foundation (JBF), a non-profit organization at the center of America’s culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives.

In our role as House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions, OpenTable now serves as the reservation and guest management provider for the historic James Beard House, which hosts dining events showcasing culinary artists and renowned guest chefs from around the world.  In addition, OpenTable is honored to serve the Foundation’s Greens events, Chefs & Champagne®, and  the JBF Gala: Women in Whites.

“At the James Beard House we’re continually striving to bring extraordinary culinary experiences to our guests,” said Kristopher Moon, Director of Charitable Giving and Strategic Partnerships for the James Beard Foundation. “The OpenTable guest and floor management solutions and real-time, online reservation capabilities enable us to further enhance the booking and dining experience for our guests while at the same time simplifying our front-of-house operations.” Continue Reading

Dining with the Stars: All Stars Take NYC; Aaron Paul Breaks Bread in LA; Kanye Brunches in SF + More Celeb Sightings

No word on whether Shooter McGavin checked his wedge at Social Bar.

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants…

Cliff Lee of the Phillies had a meal at Arlington Club Steakhouse in Manhattan. [NY Post]

* Baseball players Yoenis Céspedes and 2012 AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout tucked into some steak at Benjamin Steakhouse in New York City. [NY Post]

* Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul had a date-night dinner with his wife at Beso in Hollywood. [People]

* New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ate at Caravaggio in Manhattan. [NY Post]

* Singers Missy Elliot and Mary J. Blige had a drama-free dinner at Catch in New York’s Meatpacking District. [NY Post]

* America’s sweetheart Katie Couric dined at Da Silvano in NYC. [NY Post]

* TODAY host Matt Lauer feted his colleague Savanna Guthrie on her engagement at Isola Trattoria in NYC’s Soho. [NY Post]

Salma Hayek and Famke Jannsen were both spottted, separately, at the Lobby Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental. [NY Post]Continue Reading